Posts tagged innovation
Bridging the gap between Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture

A conversation with Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture Consulting, about the future of urban agriculture and our cities. Henry will be teaching the Specialization Track ‘Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture’ together with Maeva Dang, on July 23 at the Thought for Food Academy Summit in Brazil.

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Powered by Plants: Concept Co-Generation Plant Includes Greenhouses and Vertical Gardens

Trans Gas Energy (TGE) asked Michael Singer to work with Stephan Solzhenitsyn of TRC Environmental Corp. on the early stage planning of a new cogeneration gas fired power facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The plant was engineered to use natural gas to generate 1,100MW of electricity and up to 2 million pounds per hour of steam; about 10% of New York City’s peak steam and electric energy needs. Singer began his process by bringing together a team of outstanding professionals in design, planning, science and engineering. The Singer Team goal was to bring the state-of-the-art engineering design found inside the power plant to the architectural structure and exterior site. The team investigation centered on the question: can there by a close relationship between a power plant and its surrounding community and a communion between functional needs and environment, natural systems and innovative design?


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Dryponics® - How Farmers Cut lifts Indoor Vertical Farming to the next level

Indoor farming is a rapidly expanding industry with new farming technologies emerging constantly. One of the latest stand-out innovations is by German farming company Farmers Cut. Seeking to improve upon the already existing soilless growing technologies, Farmers Cut is growing plants using "Dryponics", a system that they claim allows them to be more flexible with space and able to manage resources better than the competition. 

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Why Rooftop Farming Is the Best Solution for Smart Urban Agriculture

We lose more than 50 acres of American farmland to urban development every hour. And in that same amount of time, our population grows by 240 people. Less land to grow food + more mouths to feed = big problem. But, increasingly, forward-thinking farmers are eschewing the confines of conventional agriculture and growing on what’s traditionally been considered unusable space: city rooftops.

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exploring the smart city revolution

A ‘Smart City’ revolution is underway that applies technology driven solutions to urban problems. But urban food systems, and urban agriculture in particular--despite its unique advantages in making cities more resilient and sustainable--are often left out of the Smart City discussion. To explore these ideas further, Agritecture sat down with Chelsea Collier, founder of Digi.City, to discuss her research on Smart Cities across the globe, and where she sees urban ag in the broader Smart Cities context.

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AGRITECTURE’S HENRY GORDON-SMITH ADDRESSES THE STATE OF THE VERTICAL FARMING INDUSTRY ON NEW ZEALAND TV

This past week, Agritecture Founder and Managing Director, Henry Gordon-Smith, traveled to New Zealand to share his expertise and learn from innovators at the MPI Food and Fibre Innovation Conference. You can watch his full interview with RadioLIVE here.

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